Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd: The worlds most overplayed, over-requested song.
Fourth of July morning.
It came on the radio just like it always does.
"I'm as free as a bird"
I started thinking of my friend's beautiful memorial tattoo to her sweet sister. The picture of the painting she put on fb (sorry I borrowed it w/o asking).
A tribute to her sister.
A free bird.
Freedom from the cage of Batten disease that held her body captive for so long.
I tried. I couldn't turn off the song.
"'Cause I'm as free as a bird now,
And this bird you cannot change. "
The last half of the song comes on. That amazing guitar solo. One day I'm gonna learn to play guitar like that.
In my mind, I can see her clapping and laughing and dancing to that music.
Often, I struggle with deep thoughts like if there is a heaven and what happens after we die. I like to think it does because it's such a comforting thought. If it does, I know you are there, and I'm hoping you are hanging out with my dad. He'll take good care of you cuz he was such a good dad to us kids, just like your dad was to you and still is to your siblings. I'm sure he's already got you running a marathon with him. He loved running. He used to make me ride my bike with him when he ran, even though I complained incessantly. What I wouldn't give for one more chance to do that. I hope you haven't forgotten to give him that hug Mrs. A. asked you to give him from all of us. I promise as soon as I'm feeling better, I'll run a race for both of you. Thank you for all you taught me and always reminding me by example to have always have a smile on my face, no matter how bad I think it is.
Miss you sweet girl.